GLRR Calendar

April 2015

Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting


Category: Group RunsThe NGTR

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs

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Category: Open MeetingAnnual Hall fo Fame and Awards Dinner


Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs


Category: RaceBoston Marathon


Category: Board/Planning MeetingGLRR Board Meeting

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Category: Youth EventsFREE Youth Track Meet

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs


Category: Open MeetingGLRR Club Meeting

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Category: GeneralSpring Track

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Category: Group RunsSaturday Morning Training Runs


Upcoming Events

  • April 27, 2015 – GLRR Club Meeting
    7:30 pm, Open Meeting

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Boston Marathon 2015

Candice providing a ray of sunshine. Photo courtesy of Thomas Cole.

By Glenn Stewart

On a somewhat dreary day the Green team fought off hypothermia to post times that, if not up to individual expectations, were quite fine none the less.

Seven men went sub three – paced by Jason Bui (in 2:48:26) and then Justin Patronick no long after (in 2:51:16).  They ran together to about half-way when Justin opened that small gap that Jason closed on the Newton hills, ultimately passing Justin at BC.

The trio of Mike Girouard, EJ Hyrnowski and Alex Eld ran the race together (garnering major face time on WBZ TV).  The boys ran negative splits to 2:57:38 (for Mike), 2:57:42 (EJ) and 2:58:09 (Alex).  Ask about the order of finish Mike said once they turned onto Boylston – it was a scramble and they got splintered.

Dave Oliver ran the most even splits of the day to a 2:58:44.

The final sub-3 man was Jason Wertz in 2:59:49.

The open men (Jason, Justin, Alex) finished in 36th.  The Masters Men (Mike, EJ, Dave) finished in 21st.

Top lady was Candice Gagnon (in 3:17:24).  Not far behind was master runner (Boston veteran) Jill Trotter (in 3:20:22).  Lauren Liuzzo (who forgot to tell us she was running – and so was not on the Green team ) was 3:37:22.

The Open Women (Candice, Katie Gessler 3:34:04, Sue Bourque 3:34:25) were 32nd.  The Master Women (Jill, Kristen Allen 3:31:30, Bethany Knottner 3:36:15) had the best finish of the four teams – a 14th place finish.

On the negative side – our sun-belt ambassador, Jack Pierce was felled by a woman who came to a sudden stop in front of him somewhere around mile 20.  Not surprisingly, given the conditions, she took Jack down – resulting in an ambulance ride, seven stiches, a black eye and countless scratches and bruises.  It really sucks when people stop without warning.  It’s a hazard in all marathons, but is especially acute at Boston.  We wish Jack the best in recovery.

Needless to say – congratulations to everyone that ran!

Writeup complete with times can be found here.

GLRR Annual Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner

Our annual Hall of Fame/Scholarship Awards dinner is Friday April 17th at the Radisson in Chelmsford.  Please use this link to RSVP by Sunday April 12th.

Date:  Friday April 17, 2015 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:  Chelmsford Radisson, 1 Independence Drive, Chelmsford, MA

6:00 – 7:00 Social hour, and cash bar for the evening
7:00 – 8:00 Dinner/Year in review:  Pasta, steamed vegetables, rolls, gluten free pasta, dessert, coffee
8:15 – 8:30 Scholarship awards presentation
8:30 – 9:00 GLRR Club awards
9:00 – 10:00 Hall of Fame inductees presented

All scholarship recipients, their families and all Hall of Fame inductees and their families are cordially invited to attend at no cost.   All club members and guests are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 15. (payable at the door)  Please RSVP by Sunday April 12th.

The Radisson has also reserved rooms for the event (for Friday night) at the reduced rate of $91.00 for the standard room and $105.00 for a suite (plus applicable taxes).  Please mention “Baystate Marathon Hall of Fame Dinner” when booking.

Free Youth Track Meet April 23rd

spring trackThursday April 23rd will be the 8th annual GLRR and Lowell HS Youth Track Meet at Cawley Stadium in Lowell.  The meet is FREE to youngsters in grades 2 to 8.

This meet is a great way to introduce kids to the sports of running and field events.  Athletes from the Lowell High School track team will provide instruction for shot put, long jump and high jump.  And of course all kids already know how to run!

All events are scored within grade levels – so everyone competes on equal basis within their grade.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons are provided to the winners.

Day of registration is provided or you can complete the application below and return to, or bring with you to the meet.

Registration starts are Noon.  The field events start at 12:30 and the track events start at about 1:30.

Youth Meet Application

Green Master New Bedford

Chris and Kevin all smiles. Photo by Thomas Cole.

March 15, 2015

GLRR sent about 60 runners down to New Bedford for the 38th running of the New Bedford Half Marathon.  Jason Bui was the first across the line in 1:20:34.  He was followed in close succession by Mike Luebeck, Shawn Conway, Justin Patronick, and EJ Hrynowski.  All five finished within 17 seconds of each other and finished 14th in the Open division.  Our first lady across the line was Katie Gessler in an impressive 1:28:11.  Trish Bourne and Candice Gagnon finished out the Women’s Open team that scored 8th.

Shawn and EJ plus Mike Girouard, David Oliver, and Kevin Carnabucci finished 7th in the Men’s Masters division.  EJ, David, Keith O’Brien, Ken Goodin, and Fil Faria formed our 5th place Men’s Seniors team.  Our Men’s Veterans team once again hit paydirt with a 2nd place finish.  Newly minted vet Ken Goodin with Nick Kanaracus and Tom Peters continued our strong Vets showing from last year.

The story of the day goes to the Women’s Masters team, however.  Trish’s 90-minute run and a pair of 1:38s from Kristen Allen and Bethany Knoettner put the team in third place in a very strong field.  Trish also led the Women’s Seniors team to a 5th place finish — helped by Nancy Dorn and Madeline Febo.

On the individual side, Trish was first female 50-59 and Ken Goodin was second male 60-69.  Several runners set PRs — including Bethany Knoettner, Mike Luebeck, Emily Stover, and Matt Shapiro.